Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh informed the Prime Minister about the various initiatives being taken by the Indian Navy to assist the countrymen during the pandemic, informed the Prime Minister's Office.
He informed the PM that the Indian Navy has reached out to all state administrations and have offered help in terms of hospital beds, transportation and other such things. He apprised the PM about Naval hospitals being opened for use of civilians in various cities.
The Chief of Naval Staff also informed the PM that medical personnel in the Navy have been redeployed at various locations in the country to manage Covid duties. Naval Personnel as being provided Battle Field Nursing Assistant Training to be deployed in Covid duties.
He briefed the PM that the Navy is helping increase oxygen availability in Lakshadweep as well as Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
He also apprised PM that the Indian Navy is transporting oxygen containers as well as other supplies from Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Singapore to India.